Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? Especially this time of year, with the stress of the holidays and the impending New Year. While searching around, I found a few of my favorites.
I must say, anything with pineapple and rum in it I’m all over. One of my favorite bars to go to will custom make your drink right there on the spot when you give them a few ideas of what you like. No menu involved.
After I tell them what I like, and my drink comes to me, I usually find myself drinking a jungle bird out of a heavy tiki mug. Yep, I’m that person. And I’m completely ok with it.
I must say, the mojito and the jingle juice seem to be my two favorites. Who doesn’t love a mojito, or a drink that has a beautiful gradient color to it?
Drink up and enjoy the holidays! Soon it’ll be 2012! (Blows my mind!)
Today I bring you a very festive manicure Monday. I can’t take full credit for this, as I didn’t actually execute the snowman making, but I can certainly attest to how many compliments I’ve received.
My favorite would have to be the tiny top hat and the carrot nose.
The snowman is much easier if you have a nail art pen, such as the one I mentioned in this manicure Monday.
In the photos I made the snowman a little bit gray to make sure he stood out. First you want to take either a nail art pen, or very carefully take the tip of your nail polish brush and create one large circle, with a smaller circle on top of it. Leaving a small enough space in between for the scarf.
Making sure the white dots are completely dry, you want to use a nail art pen, or a toothpick make two small dots for the snowman’s eyes, and three small dots for buttons on the snowman’s body.
Next you want to take the same toothpick or nail art pen and draw two lines coming off from either side of his body, with smaller lines coming off from that. Little twig arms! Next draw a straight line across the top of his head. Then draw two lines coming upwards and fill in for his top hat.
Now your final step! It’s a mismatch of several different steps in one. First take the nail art pen/toothpick (whichever you’ve been working with) and draw his little scarf. This doesn’t have to be perfect. Now make a small orange dot for his carrot nose, and take either the white nail polish you began with or get silver glitter nail polish and make similar small dots all around the snowman. Snow falling! You can even take the white/glitter and make a line across the bottom to give the snowman some snow to sit on.
And you’ve got some adorable nail art to show off for the holidays!
It’s a pretty well known fact that I’m an absolute animal lover. I have a small chihuahua, whose pretty much my world. Every year I make sure I have special little gifts under the tree for her to open. Sometimes, she even manages to open them without my assistance.
Plus, it’s just all to cute to hang a little dog stocking by the chimney with care (not that I have a chimney.. or even a fireplace for that matter).
This year we have both my little Sophie to buy for, and Kh’s little Lucy. Which got me thinking of what kind of goodies there are out there for our beloved four legged creatures this holiday season.
This Viking warrior helmet is so adorable!
This chevron pattern dog bed is my absolute favorite so far. It may be a little to big for my 9lb Sophie though.
I wish this vintage suitcase pet bed was my bed!
Look at this cozy shark bed.
Pet paw stocking to put all the little treats in.
And of course here’s a little love for my four legged feline friends. This jellyfish catnip toy is purrrfect.
If you don’t happen to have a four legged pal of your own, a great gift this time of year is to donate to your local shelter. Places like the MSPCA are always in need of donations and support to keep their shelters operating.
Don’t forget about the tasty treats! I made this pumpkin and peanut butter recipe for our little ones and they loved it. Try using a holiday shaped cookie cutter for an extra festive touch.
To get into the festive holiday spirit I decided to make this manicure Monday edition all about candy canes! This was one of the easiest bits of nail art I’ve done, and I have gotten so many compliments on them.
Paint all of your nails red. Or any base color you’d like. I used an Essie color with a bit of sparkly in it. Two coats did the trick.
Using the nail art pen I purchased last week (see last weeks post here) I made diagonal stripes across my nails, and voila! Candy cane nails.
The nail art pen is becoming my absolute favorite thing! So worth the investment.